Table 1

 Details of the 10 football teams who played on third-generation artificial surfaces

TeamStudy periodTime of data collection (months)CountryLeague division*SeasonType of artificial turf
*1st and 2nd divisions are the two highest domestic leagues.
1Feb 2003–Oct 200532Sweden2ndSpring–AutumnMondoturf
2Jan 2004–Oct 200519Sweden2ndSpring–AutumnSaltex
3Jul 2004–April 20058Sweden1stSpring–AutumnFieldturf
4Jan 2005–Oct 200510Sweden1stSpring–AutumnLimonja
5Jan 2005–Oct 200510Sweden1stSpring–AutumnFieldturf
6Jan 2004–Oct 200520Finland1stSpring–AutumnMondoturf
7April 2004–Oct 20047Norway2ndSpring–AutumnAstroplay
8Jan 2004–April 20044Austria1stAutumn–SpringPolytan
9July 2003–Oct 200526Netherlands1st/2ndAutumn–SpringArcadis
10Oct 2003–May 200519Scotland1stAutumn–SpringXL turf